Tag Archives: 70’s

Green Lantern/Green Arrow

Donny reviews the Emerald Duo. Green Lantern/Green Arrow 1970-1973 Dennis O’Neil (story) Neal Adams (art) Green Lantern/Green Arrow #76, February, 1970, announced a new direction by opening with the surprising words: “For years he had been a proud man! … … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #228: Rock and Roll

“Rock and Roll”, Led Zeppelin, 1971. “Rock and Roll” is another one of those iconic Led Zeppelin songs. Really, it’s amazing to me how many amazing Led Zeppelin songs came from one album. If they had never released the Led … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #227: Riders on the Storm

“Riders on the Storm”, The Doors, 1971. Jim Morrison went out like a lion with “Riders on the Storm.” He died on July 3, 1971. This song peaked at #14 on the US singles chart later that month (#22 in … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #226: Cry Baby

“Cry Baby”, Janis Joplin, 1971. “Cry Baby” was originally recorded by blues singer Garnet Simms back in 1963. However the Janis Joplin version is the definitive version of the song. It comes from her Pearl album which spent an impressive … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #225: Have You Ever Seen the Rain?

“Have You Ever Seen the Rain?”, Creedence Clearwater Revival, 1971. John Fogerty wrote this song as a reflection on what was going on with the band in 1971. They had achieved all sorts of success, but it had made them … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #224: Peace Train

“Peace Train”, Cat Stevens, 1971. “Peace Train” peaked at #7 on the US singles chart. This is the most rockin’ hit that Cat Stevens ever had. His other stuff is so soft, I hesitate to call it Rock. For that … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #223: Jealous Guy

“Jealous Guy”, John Lennon, 1971. “Jealous Guy” is another really exceptional song from the Imagine album. It wasn’t even released as a single until several years after Lennon’s death. However it has been covered over 90 times! Roxy Music’s cover … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #222: Maggie May

“Maggie May”, Rod Stewart, 1971. “Maggie May” is the song that made Rod Stewart a star. This song was actually just a B-side to the “Reason to Believe” single, but no one really cared about that song. Instead DJ’s starting playing … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #221: Hot Love

“Hot Love”, T Rex, 1971 T Rex was a group that was hugely popular in the UK, but mostly unknown in the US. “Hot Love” especially was a huge hit in the UK spending 6 weeks at the top of … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #220: Joy to the World

“Joy to the World”, Three Dog Night, 1971. Because Rock music came out of the Blues, there are not a lot of purely happy Rock songs. That is probably why the members of Three Dog Night have described this as … Continue reading

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